Seeking Volunteers for HIV Research Study

HIV +  Smokers and Nonsmokers

The Department of Genetic Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College is looking for HIV + smokers and nonsmokers to participate in a research study on the development of lung disease.

Eligible participants can earn $250 in compensation upon completion of the following study visits:

– Screening visit, including medical history, physical exam, blood and urine tests, EKG, chest X-ray and a breathing   test: $50 compensation

– Study visit, including bronchoscopy procedure: $200 compensation

To see if you are eligible, please call 646-962-2672 to hear more about our research study.

IRB approved protocol #1204012331


Dr. Crystal and the Dept. of Genetic Medicine Featured on NY1 TV

Researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College seem to have made a revolutionary discovery that may inspire more smokers to put out their butts a lot faster.” –NY1

Dr. Ronald Crystal (Chairman of Genetic Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and Principal Investigator) was featured on NY1 television to talk about how a simple blood test may detect signs of emphysema, or lung damage, before symptoms develop in smokers. Smoking is the main cause of lung disease, such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and emphysema. This simple blood test, is still under investigation; however, Dr. Crystal and researchers in the Department of Genetic Medicine hope that this blood test will help smokers detect signs of emphysema and inspire them to quit before it is too late.

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